My bibliographies for previous months are
available. For online information sources about the
technical details of Java,
see the Java Online
Information Sources list.
I no longer have the time to catalog each key online
article about Java. However, on this page, I'll
provide a summary of key events and trends
on a month-by-month basis.
To find out the latest news about Java,
check the Java News Tip Sheet
Key Java Events and Trends
- October 1996:
- July 1996:
Microsoft continues to be aggressive in Java,
releasing its Java development environment; Java support in the
Internet Explorer 3.0.
Sun Microsystems reports 1995 fourth quarter
revenues of $2 billion and record per-share earnings.
- June 1996:
- Microsoft pursues a strategy of ActiveX controls in its
alpha version of Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows 95.
- June 7, 1996 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced The
Java(tm) Alliance, an industry
group dedicated to hastening broad acceptance and
deployment of Java technologies in Taiwan's information industry.
- May 1996:
Apple Computer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi, Ltd.,
International Business Machines Corporation,
Microsoft Corporation, Novell, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Inc.,
SunSoft, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) and
Tandem Computers, Inc.
all intend to embed Java into their operating systems